Sleep expert Rowan Minnion suggests getting more sleep could pay off in PRs. Emily Beers reports.
When it comes to getting to bed on time and staying in dreamland long enough each night, it seems many of us suffer from “retrospective bias.”
Retrospective bias is a term used in psychology to explain the phenomenon that describes why people tend to remember the past differently than it actually played out, often by… Continue Reading
For Steven Ritza, CrossFit isn’t about Fran times and deadlift PRs.
Ritza, 61, was active in a host of sports until he had a stroke about four and a half years ago. Suddenly, his lifestyle changed and it became a task just to get out of bed. Ritza has been training with Tyler Belanger at CrossFit Catalyst in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. For about a year, and he’s been working hard to regain capacity and improve… Continue Reading
For pregnant CrossFitters, resources on how to continue hitting the WOD are becoming easier to find. CrossFit Chantilly owner Catherine Cochran, a Type 1 diabetic, shares her experience.
In 2009, as a Type 1 diabetic struggling with my condition and experiencing life-threatening hypoglycemic episodes, I did my first CrossFit workout: Fran.
It was heavily scaled, but I completed the workout and was immediately hooked. In the… Continue Reading
Ron Gellis, a recovering alcoholic and psychologist, started a program that combines elements of a traditional 12-step model with CrossFit. Community, he says, is key. Andréa Maria Cecil reports.
About a year ago, Zach’s 7-year-old brother found him lying on the floor of their parents’ Washington home, passed out from a heroin overdose. Two weeks later, his sister saw him in the bathroom with a needle in his arm.
The 21-year-old, who asked that his last… Continue Reading
On Episode 252 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed inspiring athlete and CrossFit success story Holly Rose. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.
The Words of Wisdom are from Coach Greg Glassman. In his CrossFit Journal article Virtuosity, CrossFit’s founder explained how mastery of fundamentals should be the focus of all CrossFit programming: “What will… Continue Reading
For Team U.S.A., defeating Team Europe at last month’s CrossFit Invitational wasn’t the only challenge. While in Malibu, Calif., team members were subject to metabolic analysis by Pepperdine University during a rowing Helen.
The athletes wore masks covering the nose and mouth, as well as gadgets to track various markers.
“What we look at is the volume of oxygen inspired and the volume of carbon dioxide expired, and it basically tells us how you’re utilizing fuel… Continue Reading
November 05, 2012
Robert Castillo believes you can recover faster by moving past denial and anger to truly work on rehabbing an injury.
While sitting here and contemplating another sports-related injury, I started to look back on all the previous insults to my body. Some were short term, some were chronic and nagging, and some were more serious and required longer term treatment, time off and recovery. Knock on wood: I… Continue Reading
With titanium rods in her back, Christina Maragh struggles through workouts and finds an athlete on the other side.
Why do I CrossFit? What keeps me going back for more?
Before I answer that, I would like to share a little more about my story and why every WOD I finish is a huge deal to me.
I suffer from chronic and often debilitating pain in my back, shoulders… Continue Reading